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found at scene at the massacre at sandy hook elementary school. no better understanding of what caused the killer to commit this crime. a live update an hour from now. we'll take you there. a horrible seen in kansas, two police officers shot, both of them killed in a dramatic standoff with the suspect. the very latest on that. also we are set to get details from an independent report on the terrorist attack in libya, four americans murdered at the u.s. consulate there, so many questions still about security and the administration's handling of the aftermath. those stories and breaking news as we get it all "happening now." jon: as we begin on this monday there are new developments to tell you about in the aftermath of the connecticut school massacre. good morning i'm jon scott. jenna: hi, everybody, i'm jenna leave. the country as bill and martha were just talking about struggling to come to grips with the deadliest shooting every at an elementary school in the united states, holding vigils and memorials for the 2* the 26 lives cut way too short. the number dead is 27. a funeral for tw
at the economic recovery, but how accurate will the numbers be in the wake of hurricane sandy? >>> the nfl commissioner is considering eliminating the kick off ya in football games. would it make the game safer. >> coy wire is a sports analyst. chad sweet is a former cia director of operations. and ken baer is a white housed a virus. todd carmichael is the host of dangerous grounds. howard kurtz will join us. and economic diane swonk rounds things out for us today. "starting point" begins right now. >>> good morning. welcome, everybody. let's begin with developing news this morning. a tsunami threat to tell you about was just lifted in japan. the country was rocked by a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake. it hit off the coast of tokyo. the buildings there shaking. you could see some of the video showing the degree to which they were shaking. alex, what's the latest? >> reporter: it has been a very, very tense few hours here in japan after you mentioned a 7.3 magnitude earthquake striking late here in the day on friday. but just in the past 90 minutes or so, the all clear has been given. the
was on an island shooting "survivor." >>> after heading to d.c. to ask for aid for superstorm sandy damage, chris christie explains his change of heart to president obama days after the storm and days before the presidential election. check out what he told jon stewart on "the daily show." >> people have different skill sets at different times. >> i see. so he wasn't a leader until you needed leadership. >> maybe until -- maybe until he was presented with an opportunity to lead. >> all right. >> critics call it a step towards union busting. protests against a proposed new labor law in a state known for organized labor. we are live from michigan next. >>> and call it man versus python. the state of florida needs your help to kill thousands of massive reptiles. why does this sound like it may not end well? they're about 10 times softer and may have surface pores where bacteria can grow and multiply. polident is specifically designed to clean dentures daily. its unique micro-clean formula kills 99.9% of odor causing bacteria and helps dissolve stains, cleaning in a better way than brushing with toot
capacity magazines has raged since the shooting at sandy hook. a gallup poll found 53% agreed increasing police presence in schools would be very effective. a third said somewhat effective, 12% said not effective and 42% said banning the sale of automatic weapons and nor an third, 36% said it would not be effective. feel free to weigh in on my page at rick levanthol over the debate of gun rights and greater restrictions continues. >> heather: rick, thank you. >> gregg: search for justice in the benghazi, libya terror attacks. a scathing report placing blame squarely for security failures. while sparking new debates we have much closer look at the issue. >> heather: the word no one wants to hear, deadlock, can president obama and lawmakers find a solution before the january 1st deadline. >> gregg: and remarkable recovery just in time for christmas. how a community came together to help the church devastated by hurricane sandy. >> describe the damage. >> it was absolutely devastation. the church was devastated. lower level of church was totally under... [ loud party sounds ] hi, i'm ensure
person. he said during hurricane sandy, the agent lives in connecticut, jovan texted him to make sure the agent's family was doing all right in the hurricane. he said it's absolutely out of character for something like this to happen. no previous run-ins with the law that anyone's aware of. so just a lot of shock here, randi. >> and the child, the couple's child, that child was home at the time, right? who is caring for that child now? >> reporter: yeah, the child was at the home with kasandra perkins and jovan at the time of the shooting. his mother was actually, according to the neighbor, his mother had actually been in town for a couple of weeks for the holidays, and we understand that the child and the mother witnessed the shooting, called 911 after belcher shot kasandra perkins and she is now with the child at another location. they, of course, are away from the home now. >> what a tragedy. casey wein, our thanks to you. appreciate that. the kansas city chiefs released a statement following the incident. it reads in part, the entire chiefs family is deeply saddened by today's eve
president mohammed morsi. >> and hurricane sandy left many people homeless. new reaction from victims furious at relief response and president obama. >> president obama, he said he was going to cut through the red tape. he lied. he says, what do you mean? i said you lied. (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forward. with chase quickpay, you can send money directly to anyone's checking account. i guess he's a kicker... again, again! oh, no you don't! take a step forward and chase what matters. >>. >> heather: two people have died after a bus crash in florida. the doubling decker was carrying 32 members of a church group when it slammed in an overpass. >> people in wyoming say the man involved in a deadly attacks yesterday used a bow and arrow in one of killings. authorities say this christopher krum first stabbed a woman on friday and then went to the college where his father was teaching and shot him with a bow and arrow. he later stabbed and killed himself. >> more than hundred people are waiting to return to home after a train derail
that because of hurricane sandy, job creation might have been a little slower last month, the unemployment rate might have stayed a little bit higher. it turns out that sandy did have an impact, but not on the headline numbers. >> if you look deeper in the report, you do see that over a million workers who normally work full time were reduced to part-time hours during the reference week because of bad weather, and over 300,000 additional workers weren't able to work at all because of bad weather. >> reporter: and because of the way the labor department calculates or figures out and decides -- defines who is working part time, full time or working at all and when, sandy's impact did not show up in the overall numbers. but one thing did. as you mentioned, 350,000 people left the work force, about the same number stayed in, and that is what put downward pressure on the unemployment rate taking it down to 7.7. heather? heather: peter barnes reporting live from the white house, thank you. so what can the federal government do to kick start the economy and get more americans back to work in the new y
right now. for new victims of hurricane sandy this is their home. the government ships usually dedicated to the marine corps is docked on staten island and for now red cross workers and americorps members are calling it home. anna koyman served the ship. >> with all of those people the question becomes where do you put them? >> the core volunteers are living in an unconventional place. on board the ship the ss right. >>> not only helping people but it is an adventure. >> volunteers have been assisting super storm sandy victims. volunteers are serving 27 disaster recovery still set up in the tri-state area. >> they are the first people they see when they come off the street. >> the volunteers are building relationships with the storm's survivors. >> you eat together, you sleep together, work together. >> it can be mentally exhausting. >> not only do you work with people in the shelter but we work with the volunteers. >> the living quarters are less than luxurious. >> i didn't know i was going to sleep in a coffin. >> wherever i am assigned. >> even if it's on a ship? >> even if it's on a
. kelly: we do. jamie: a new tribute to the victims of the sandy hook school shooting. we can't do enough to let them know we care. a community far from connecticut got together to honor those killed. that story is on its way ♪ kelly: britain's royal family is celebrating the christmas holiday. most of the family attending church services in london with a few exceptions, dawning a turquois coat and matching hat, queen elizabeth the ii arrived at the church early this morning with most of the royal family. the queen also delivering her yearly message to great britain and the commonwealth, this year in three defor the first time. reminding people to keep soldiers, first-responders and their families in their hearts on christmas. >> for many christmas is also a time for coming together but for others service will come first. those serving in our armed forces, in our emergency services, and in our hospitals whose sense of duty takes them away from family and friends will be missing those they love. and those who have lost loved ones may find this day especially full of memories. that's why
] >>> the names of each victim killed in the connecticut school shooting at sandy hook elementary school in newton, connecticut were read today. mourners observed a moment of silence to mark one week. many gathered in the rain outside the school to pay respects. >>> the head of the national rifle association layed out a plan to stop the killings. ktvu's eric rasmussen found one man who is leading a different fight to treat gun violence as a public health epidemic. >> reporter: he is one of hundreds of petitions that sprung up since the tragedy at sandy hook elementary school. >> reporter: as the national rifle association took the podium in washington. >> the only thing that stop as bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: he was pushing a different solution. >> there are 30,000 people who die every year from gun violence. same number who die from car crashes. the centers for disease control researches car crashes and barely looks at guns. >> reporter: he and others are asking the centers for disease control to research and measure the magnitude of gun violence in america. the nat
in the connecticut school shooting at sandy hook elementary school in newton, connecticut were read today. mourners observed a moment of silence to mark one week. many gathered in the rain outside the school to pay respects. >>> the head of the national rifle association layed out a plan to stop the killings. ktvu's eric rasmussen found one man who is leading a different fight to treat gun violence as a public health epidemic. >> reporter: he is one of hundreds of petitions that sprung up since the tragedy at sandy hook elementary school. >> reporter: as the national rifle association took the podium in washington. >> the only thing that stop as bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: he was pushing a different solution. >> there are 30,000 people who die every year from gun violence. same number who die from car crashes. the centers for disease control researches car crashes and barely looks at guns. >> reporter: he and others are asking the centers for disease control to research and measure the magnitude of gun violence in america. the national rifle association lobbied lawmake
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of the tragedy of sandy hook elementary in connecticut, the nra, a lot of people thought, would offer some concessions and maybe depart from its hard line stance against gun control. but that didn't happen. nra leadership made no mention of a proposed assault weapon ban or tougher background checks or restricting the size of high-capacity magazines. instead saying the best way to protect children is to put armed police officers at every school. >> the only way to stop a monster from killing our kids is to be personally involved and invested in a plan of absolute protection. the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. would you rather have your 911 call bring a good guy with a gun from a mile away or from a minute away? >> now, senator richard blumenthal of connecticut says armed guards are not the answer, and will not protect children. >> the nra statement today is sadly and shamefully inadequate, calling for more guns and rejecting real action against gun violence. at a defining, historic moment for our nation, demanding courageous leadership, the nra has decl
has muddy and sandy bottoms and channel with sustained low water has been drug out by the current. we have a fixed bottom in this area occupied by rock pinnacles. this will prove to be impasseable by any boats and barges. it will effectively close the river in this area. melissa: is there anything anyone can do or is it up just to a raindance and praying for the wetory change? >> well rain would certainly help. what we've asked for is a formal declaration of an emergency by the president and by team -- fema that would expedite the process to blast some of the rock pinnacles out with dine mitt that would make the area passable. we're facing a lower water situation coupled by the water flowing out of the missouri river which is a huge, huge tributary to the upper mississippi area, is now being reduced even further. so you have a drought situation. also coupled by the fact that flows being reduced out of missouri with a fixed bottom sticking point south of where the flows end up in mississippi. melissa: it is so dangerous to depend on the federal government for anything. we have learned
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in the growing debate over gun control in the aftermath of the sandy hook elementary school tragedy. the head of the nra, standing by his comments about preventing similar mass curse. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our school to protect our children, then call me crazy. i will tell you what the american people, i think the american people think it is crazy not to do it. it is not going to make any kids safer. we have to get to the real problem, the real causes and that's what the nra is trying to do. there are so many different ways to evade that if you had that. you had that for 10 years when dianne feinstein passed the ban in '94. columbine occurred right in the middle of it. it didn't make any difference. i think that is phony piece of legislation and i do not believe it will pass for this reason. it is all built on lies that have been found out. heather: gun control advocates equally adamant about their position. here's democratic senator charles schumer. >> he was so extreme and so tone deaf, not even saying that guns had any part of the problem. that h
at sandy hook. >> i a man is using the internet to counter the nra's controversiall plan to stop gun violence. the leadership said it wants armed officers at every united states school. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: the 31-year-old facebook engineer has a different idea. he is behind a petition on change.org asking the cdc to research gun violence. >> there are about 30,000 people in america who die every year from gun violence which is the same number who die from car crashes. the cdc spends a lot of honey and time researching car crashes and barely look at guns. >> reporter: he said the nra lobbied lawmakers to cut funding outlaw research on gun control in the 09's. the nra said its hoping to get armed police in all schools by the end of winter break. >>> we have continuing coverage of the nra's proposal and the national gun debate at 7:15 a first of it's kind buy back program proposed here in the bay area. at 7:30, the bay area schools that already have armed guards on campus and what it costs to have them. >> a san fra
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dodged a bullet with hurricane sandy in a way we really weren't expecting. we were really expecting to see that hit much harder because it hit the week that they were taking the survey. the real concern with the economy now that you're hearing fl folks like mark zandy is that it's not consumers that are not spending, it's employers who are spending. business investment has been down year over year in the last two quarters as people do not, you know, invest in equipment or buy software because they have no idea what's happening to their tax rates in january. that's where people get nervous about what's going on. >> the uncertainty? >> yeah. >> blake, if there is a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, could these jobs numbers get considerable better? >> i think so, but it's funny. the republicans are in a bit of a box here. their motivation is to say it's not so good. a lot of jobless people out there. we have a real problem. meanwhi meanwhile, we have fiscal cliff negotiations where the president wants stimulus mechanisms including an extension of unemployment insurance. they're
by with the other headlines. >> the u.s. senate approving a package to pay for superstorm sandy recovery. sandy battered the east coast in late october, killing at least 120 people, most in new york. it was the most most costly natural disaster since hurricane katrina in 2005. the house still has to approve the bill. >>> russia banning american families from adopting russian children. apparently retaliation because the u.s. a drawing attention to human rights violations in the country. the ban takes effect new year's day. the u.n. you u.n. children's fund estimates there are about 740,000 orphans in it russia and over the last two decades american families have adopted 620,000 of them. i'm marianne rafferty. now -- 60,000 of them. i'm marianne rafferty. now, back to "on the record." >> greta: this is a fox news weather alert for the second time this week a large part of the country is bracing for an extreme winter storm. now, who is going to get slammed and when. in accuweather meteorologist jim dickey is tracking that storm. jim, who is going to get it first? >> seeing the snow right now alrea
change so us up here in new york won't have to face things like hurricane sandy, again. a robinhood tax to end aids rather than talking about cuts that really only affect the poorest and most vulnerable people who have been stripped naked, had everything taken away from them for decades. like people who rely on medicaid and social security the housing opportunities for persons with aids, ryan white, the president's emergency plan for aids relief and the global fund fight aids, malaria. we know we can fight aids, but we have to get in it. >> i want to talk about that in just a moment. the president's emergency plan for aids relief. an acronym and the secretary listed five points to end the spread of hiv and aids. a drop of infections in more than two dozen countries, but listen to what secretary clinton said. >> as we continue to drive down the number of new infections and drive up the number of people on treatment, eventually we will be able to treat more people than become infected every year. that will be the tipping point. >> now, the administration says that it recognizes why it sho
may be gearing up for a new battle with congress this time over sandy relief money. the president asked congress to approve more than $60 billion for the hardest hit states, but a democratic aide tells nbc news they expect a fight with some republicans who may demand offsets to cover the funds. >>> to our political war room now. south carolina republican senator jim demint stealing the spotlight this week with his sudden resignation, sparking a lot of speculation about who might replace him. so who will it be and what will demin's departure mean for the gop? and it might not be the only shake-up within the republican party as rnc chairman reis up f e election as well. alex fini and caton dawson, as well. former chairman of the south carolina republican party, former adviser to the rick perry campaign. good to have you both on this saturday afternoon. before we get to the discussion, let me go ahead and address the big elephant in the room, kate dawson. you told reporters at the hill that you would be open to filling the seat that's being left vacant by senator jim demint. has the
domestic surveillance bisa. they will meet for a vote on the $50.6 billion bill for hurricane sandy relief. they will be back in the same zip code as far as we know there are no specific time or places on the books for an inperson meaning between the two. something else that remains to be seen is everybody will return to the table with a cooler head which the president shawas hopi for before he went on his family vacation. hoe over do you. >> the fiscal cliff we have been telling you so much about could be devastating for thousands of american businesses and their workers. their new concerns this morning about profits for those companies. lauren simonetti from the fox business network joins us to explain. what's going on? >> the fiscal cliff puts it in jeopardy. many are afraid to invest in their business and hire new workers. make plans. >> no longer vetting a deal is done by new year's eve f. one comes by early january definitely a possibility. the economic impact should be minim minimal. if one comes later than that the damage to the economy is already done and you will see more talk of
headlines. sandy's impact. buyers are back. and a big bake sale. joining me now forbes staff writer morgan brennan. let's get to hurricane sandy which took a toll of on consumer spending. "consumer reports" says spending fell in october after rising in september. the gdp was higher than estimated. i never can quite figure out how they can both be true and whether or not this continues in coming months. >> that's a great question. i think we need to start with the revised number for the third quarter. the reason we saw gdp growth in the third quarter was because businesses were restocking their inventory. an government spending increased about 9.5%. not sustainable indicators of economic growth in the long term. consumer spending makes up about 70% of economic growth. the fact we saw that come down in october and actually the fact in november the early numbers despite a robust holiday shopping weekend are still not looking so good is why we're seeing economists predict a weak fourth quarter economic number. and we're actually seeing numbers as low as 1% which would be really terrible. >> no
, sandy. caller: i just went through an experience with my mother who went from the hospital to a nursing home and was told she could not have any rehabilitation services, that she was only allowed to stay in the nursing home seven days. then we had to make arrangements with hospice. they will all the paper that seven days. and she has to pay for everything else honor own. if hospice came to her house, she will have to pay. she paid into medicare many years. i think all seniors need to be aware and be prepared that this is what will happen to them. that's my experience. host: in philadelphia, rick is a democratic caller. caller: i cannot believe i got through. the last time i spoke with c- span was 2003. give me about a minute and 30 seconds. host: go! caller: i think barack obama should keep doing what he is doing, hold his ground. i think it is cold hearted and evil that these rich people don't want to pay what needs to be paid to keep the country running. everybody in the capital -- what is the definition of entitlement? people in the capital get pensions and free health care for not e
. >> the president is asking congress for more than $60 billion to help with sandy recovery efforts. he made the request friday on behalf of the state's hardest hit by the october storm. in a joint statement the new york governor and new jersey governor said the money would hen the states rebuild as well as help protect them from future storms. >>> the president of the philippines declared a state of emergency after visiting some of the hardest hit areas by the typhoon. helicopter footage shows the damage. the storm wiped out entire villages of 600 people dead and another 600 still missing. officials say that rescue operations have suffered a set back mostly because the survivors are just to shocked to help. there is also concern of food and water. >> yesterday marked the anniversary of pearl harbor and many paused to remember that day. in hawaii there was a moment of silence followed by a fly over at the time when the bombing started. the surprise attack by the japanese killed 2400 people and was the start of the united states involvement in world war ii. >>> in alameda pearl harbor surviv
not only because of the election, maybe firms sitting on their hands but superstorm sandy. still, guys, the number much better than expected. few tuesday, which were down right before the numbers hit, turned around. they are now higher fractionally so a big turn for stock futures and better than expected jobs number for november. i can dig in more once i get to the website. but those are your headline numbers. better than expected. >> gillian, better than expected. a lot of people blamed hurricane sandy again but that's encouraging. >> i have two economists, a liberal, who both said it was going to be somewhere between 80,000 and 100,000 jobs -- say that go sandy was worth 80 -- negatively 80,000 to 100,000. you take 146,000 and this could have been a 200-plus number. >> it's interesting because it ties in with consumer data we've been seeing which actually, you know, is not great. it's not buoyant, but it's not bad. and you look at the fact what american households have been doing recently with debt and the degree of debt they've been repaying, sort of deleveraging. you add it togethe
a subcommittee field hearing in new jersey next monday december december 10 on super storm sandy. senator toomey. >> thank you mr. chairman and thank you mr. secretary for joining us. i would like to understand better and aspects of the actuarial review. the question arises from the interest-rate assumptions and the interest-rate interest rate environment that is used to determine the prevailing view about the value of the mutual mortgage insurance fund and the family fund. more specifically, you observe on page eight of your testimony the fact the worst shape the fund is to simplify that and you walk through the mechanisms by which a lower interest rates while good for the economy overall tend to have an adverse impact on the value of the fund. my understanding is that the actuarial review contemplates glowegee straight environment. and in the low interest-rate environment, the value of the fund is negative $31 billion. aren't we in a low incher straight environment today, and partly by virtue of what the fed has said, which is to say maintaining current policy at least through mid-2015, so thr
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by the architect of this model, sandy wiel, saying we should break up the big banks. gwen, i think it tells us more about the end of the era of kind of this force conglomeration of bank where's bigger is naturally better. you have seen, obviously, too big to fail banks become too bigger to fail, such as j.p.morgan, or wells fargo which bought wachovia. but there are others who find they can't hit their stride with the asset they say accummed a decade ago. >> ifill: what we're watching happening at citigroup. does that make them an outlier or a sign of things to come? >> i think it's a little bit of both. citigroup, let's not forget, had to go in for two rounds of bailout money. there was even scuttlebut that the white house suggested this was a bank that should fail, that it was beyond rescue. it still has $1 fent billion of bad seeftz its sheets it's looking to get rid of. there are no easy answers for it. there is no overnight turnaround. and at the same time, it's a public company and shareholders are saying, "show me the progress." >> ifill: roben farzhad of "bloomberg business week," thank you
college. my job was to get to 270 electoral votes in key battleground states. we didn't do much with sandy given what was. i'm not an expert on it at all. just to be honest. i do think that there are a lot of things we learned and what we did on the campaign. text messaging being one example. how can we of the state of the figure multiple pathways in multiple pieces of technology be able to get information out to voters much more quickly with much more of the kind of new technology that would individualize information for folks based on where they live. and send them to websites that are easy to maneuver and easy to get around, or ways for them to do it on their mobile devices. we should be ready for that in the future and have the systems in place, and have that ready in all states moving forward. i think there's some really good things out of sandy, how it affected voting. >> any thoughts, scott? >> unfortunate we didn't spend as much time in those states addressing those similar reasons because the electoral college. i guess i would just say i know we're cautiously optimistic. talking e
hurricane sandy. if approved, much of the money will go toward rebuilding homes and communities but top administrators say they want at least some of the funds to build up the region's defenses, protecting the area against future storms. and puerto rico could finally get the chance to clarify its political status. more than 800,000 puerto rican voters say they want the island to become a u.s. state. the white house is calling on lawmakers to take action and give puerto ricans a clear path forward to determining their own status. more bill press coming up after the break. stay with us. you know who's coming on to me now? you know the kind of guys who do like verse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. >> she gets the comedians laughing... >> that's hilarious! >> ...and the thinkers thinking. >> okay, so there's wiggle-room in the ten commandments is what you're telling me. >> you would rather deal with ahmadinejad then me. >> absolutely! >> and so would mitt romeny. >> she's joy behar. >> and the best part is t
. host: sandy, a republican caller in virginia. thanks for waiting. hello? p in long island city, new york, independent. -- pete. caller: my opinion is, i believe the president actually wants to go off the cliff. i really do. i think he really wants to tax the rich no matter if the derickson pour or not and before we cut any social programs in this country we should stop giving aid to countries that hate us. -- he wants to tax the original matter if it hurts the poor. guest: senator patty murray says going off the cliff might be preferable to signing a bad deal. i think president obama felt a little burned from the 2011 budget talks with john boehner, so he is driving a harder line, having won reelection. the idea of letting the tax rate on the top 2% go up is not really a surprise. i think everybody agrees that he campaigned on that. there are millions of people who voted for him that are expecting that to happen. host: the style section of the washington post has a piece about the director of legislative affairs at the white house, rob neighbors. what is his job? guest: behind close
and tumble governor took charge when a superstorm named sandy ravaged his state, days before the presidential election. a romney backer suddenly christie was standing arm and arm with the president, praising mr. obama's leadership as they toured sandy's rath. >> when you know you have a responsibility for those folks, you can give a damn about the politics of things. i could care less today. >> number three, olympian gabby douglas. >> gabby douglas! >> one of the fab five at the london games, she captured our hearts, becoming the first african-american gymnast to win gold in both the individual all around and team competitions at the same olympics. >> i wanted to inspire a nation and i love that. >> she did just that. number two, school age activist malala. malala rose to fame blogging about the brutality of her life in pakistan under taliban rule. not yet a teenager, she dared to suggest girls not only deserve but have a right to an education. >> i would get my education if it is in home, school, or any place. >> the taliban retaliated, hunting her down, shooting her in the neck, and back. t
of hurricane sandy should stop projecting negativity. >> juliet: she's very dopey, really, she's gotten out of control. >> it's more serious than that, it's more serious, she needs to say, i surrender, i need help, i can't do it on my own and then she needs to give her family the same program, but the only way for addiction-- >> her family is a mess and have been for years. >> addiction-- >> and next year on this list, too. >> you're right, five years out of six and can i say to treat addiction, you have to treat the whole family. >> clayton: good luck with that family. >> juliet: thanks, patrick. >> clayton: they need it. thank you for being here shall appreciate you joining us. >> juliet: we woke him up early, but he's in miami. >> clayton: exhandle it. >> juliet: coming up an npr host compares republicans to terrorists, the proof is in the tweet. we're going to show you next. >> clayton: and then spider-man under arrest? and best, by best, we mean the worst mug shot of the year. that looks kind of awesome. ♪ the man in the mirror ♪ ♪ i'm asking him to change his ways ♪ mine was e
of superstorm sandy got so heat that had we had to share it with you. >> you think it's a joke. you really think it's a joke. you go home for the holidays, i don't! but you sit there. >> our affiliate wabc captured a very tense scene as you see it there. this was on thursday night as more than 700 people angry about the slow pace of the recovery efforts sought answers from fema representatives about when they could expect relief. some residents reportedly walked out of the meeting while fema officials talked about how to register for assistance. >>> can you imagine the frustration there? >>> women at war, many are barred from parts of the military, now some are going to court for their right to fight. we'll talk with one service woman about her own struggles in the military. who have used androgel 1%, there's big news. presenting androgel 1.62%. both are used to treat men with low testosterone. androgel 1.62% is from the makers of the number one prescribed testosterone replacement therapy. it raises your testosterone levels, and... is concentrated, so you could use less gel. and with androgel 1.
that lights when it nears you.♪ ♪and you will be happy too. martha: we have sandy on the east coast and now you've got yet another powerful rainstorm that is bearing down on northern california. in fact this is the area's fourth big storm in less than a week. can you imagine? can you imagine? the severe weather is causing damaging floods there and prompting massive sinkholes to open up in two separate communities. listen. >> oh, my god. we're lucky we are alive. >> i lost half my pictures, man. >> it don't have to happen to me twice, i'm out of here. martha: what is going on in the world, mother nature reeking a lot of havoc. claudia cowan is live. these storms have left their mark on the bay area. >> they really have, martha, we had a bit of a break in the weather yesterday. that gave work crews out here in laugh tpaoeuette a jum hereinaftehere here a jump start to fix this. it will take months to fix this giant sinkhole that opened up and sunday, it is 80 feet long, 15 feet deep. folks who live along the street will have to find ways to detour around it probably until next spring. a creek
is going to lose. ♪ bill: there is a new report that super storm sandy cost the economy $60 billion, for lost productivity and output. rick leventhal is live in staten island, new york where some industries have actually benefitted. what is the story there, rick? >> reporter: of koerbs, bil course, the businesses directly in the storm surge, retail and restaurants a lot of them have suffered dramatically. other businesses, contractors and home improvement have done very, very well. roofers, landscapers, electrical contractors. this couple run a electrical business and you guys have been crazy busy right? >> yes, since the storm we had hen emergency influx of emergency work. we are aeurbl to hire back some of the people we had laid off and we are looking to hire more people to handle the work that is coming in. >> reporter: you have more work than you can even do yourselves. >> wyatt this point. >> reporter: and you see what, no end in sight? >> we see this generating a very long term, at least a year, two years hopefully. >> reporter: it's great that they are actually able to employ
. jenna: joining me now, congressman sandy levin, democrat from michigan. also the ranking member of the house ways and means committee. nice to have you in studio with us. >> nice to be with you. jenna: what a pleasure. you said if the governor made this decision which he has made, this would plunge michigan into endless controversy and strife. why do you think that? >> because it divides workers among themselves and really divides workers from management. if you ask the big three, do they want the right to work so-called, their answer would be no because we have evolved in michigan some amicable labor-management relations and workers have a voice. it has to be done by a majority. and they now have a voice in the workplace and management, the big three and others think, it is good for workers to have a serves. jenna: my understanding in 1965 when you were working in state government you were part of developing one of the first major laws that talk about employment and labor relations in this country. so it must be interesting for you to look back on that and see where the state i
of the fiscal cliff threat and hurricane sandy. >>> box office gold for les miserables. it blew away all expectations. raking in $18 million on opening day. strong number one. and number two, jangle on chains, starring jamie fox and leonardo decap icaprio. and then the hob bot, parental guidance and jack reacher. >>> in the next half hour, we'll preview some of the top picks with christopher john farley of speak easy. "the wall street journal's" culture website. we'll look ahead to the movies. >>> ahead on "starting point," we showed you the winter weather in some parts of the country. the other danger? tornadoes. a man rolling the camera as he started to steer his family away from a twister, that's next. ♪ aww man. [ male announcer ] returns are easy with free pickup from the u.s. postal service. we'll even drop off boxes if you need them. visit usps.com pay, print, and have it picked up for free. any time of year. ♪ nice sweater. thank you. ♪ welcome to chevy's year-end event. so, the 5.3-liter v8 silverado can tow up to 9,600 pounds? 315 horsepower. what's that in reindeer-power
is released. now back to you. >>gregg: the nation united in grief mourning the victims of the sandy hook elementary school at they were laid to rest and washington looking for ways to prevent this kind of tragedy from happening again. will in debate go the way of the fiscal cliff talks in let's bring back john boot boot, and pat caddell and doug schoen. a very revealing poll that asked for solutions to prevent this from happening again. what you get from all of the numbers is, pat, it is pretty balanced. >> people want a solution that involves what are you doing about protecting the schools, mental health, decrease of violence, and for the ban on the assaults given the publicity you would not know the american people have a balanced approach because people have only one part of the agenda which is doing something about guns and you have the n.r.a. doing a they are doing and what we getting is the same kind of discussion we see in the fiscal cliff, a lack of leadership. the poll shows the american people want a balanced approach and they want relive. >> lack of leadership and the extremes
billion season. the problem is spending polls track might be off. superstorm sandy hid the regions of the country where we saw the biggest dropoff in spending in that period between october 28th and dec. 20 fourth. there were some rebounds. shopping came back in the last part of holiday shopping season until christmas eve but it was not sufficient to get back on track to what everyone expected. dennis: thank you. with weaker than expected retail numbers we will be heading into a recession next year. shibani: jim laventhol says in many ways yes, but it won't be a disaster. welcome to the show. you heard what adam said, that the consumer which accounts for 70% of the gdp, spending, they are pulling back and pulled back this year and during holiday shopping season. how close are we to start getting into this talk of getting into recession again? >> we're pretty close by i appreciate your pudding a qualifier that we don't have to go into a panic. there are a couple reasons for that. if you look at the stock market which is mainly where people place risk bets on growing their assets it
as officials from northeast push for billions of dollars in federal aid in the wake of hurricane sandy. senators from hard-hit states are among those scheduled to test final the governors of new jersey, new york and connecticut are teaming up to request almost $83 billion in federal help. >>> also on capitol hill, the senate has just passed its version of a defense bill. it's a $631 billion measure. it calls for a quicker withdrawal of u.s. troops from afghanistan and tougher sanctions on iran. it would also give military personnel a 1.7% raise. that vote was 98-0. unanimous. the senate and house must work out a compromise. >>> now we turn to egypt where tv stations are expected to go dark today in protest over the president's recent power grab. tensions are still simmering as thousands of demonstrators have taken their anger back to tahrir square. abc's alex marquardt reports. >> reporter: they came by the tens of thousands, hurling stones, pulling down barricades, riot police fired volumes of tear gas and retreated. as the masses grew, president mohammed morsi left the palace. ever s
for sandy on the east pork inhere's a lot of that. call your delegates. my question to you, in regard to what i've heard on president obama in regard to social security is trying to incorporate changes cpi -- chained cpi. a person would pay $1,200 more in one year and over. 30 years, $28,000. could you go in depth on that for me? guest: there are different ways of computing the consumer price index. one of those is to change how much we saved for food and shelter and so forth for the proportions of the previous year as opposed to a base year. that gives you a somewhat lower rate of inflation. economists would argue that is more realistic and a fairer way to index and the government benefits. i have a problem with that. as an economist, i'm interested in perfection of measurement. as a guide u.s. to operate in washington, i am also concerned with equity. older folks really have a different basket of goods than and people. when was the last time grandma and grandpa went out and bought a suite of bedroom furniture. young folks do that. where is older folks spend much more in health care.
about the sandy hook elementary photograph again. this one was very iconic. >> yeah. this will be probably the most iconic picture from this event, which has just been so horrible. this is one of the first pictures made by a photographer named shannon hicks, and she was a local -- you know, she worked for the newtown bee, and she was one of the first people to get on site. she came right after the first 12 policemen arrived, and she took this picture through her windshield, and it's just an amazing picture. you can just imagine these kids. they have been practiced. they've done this. this is the protocol. you know, the congo line. they all put their hands on each other's shoulder. the one in the front has to keep his eyes open, and it's so heart breaking. >> so many do seem to be keeping their eyes closed, which the teachers said don't look, don't look. >> what about the next one? the tornado in texas? >> the tornado in texas, isn't this the most incredible? this was made, again, through a windshield by a photographer, and it was -- it became so iconic the next day i
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